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User reaction and efficient differentiation of charges and tolls

Objective

In the European Union, levels and structures of transport infrastructure charges vary strongly across transport modes and countries. Some degree of convergence exists, but in the presence of unsolved practical and theoretical difficulties, any such convergence is slow. Moreover, the charging regimes that can be observed are often far from internalising external costs and are rarely based on efficiency principles. In this situation, differentiation of existing charges appears to be a sensible first step.

DIFFERENT proposes to investigate the possibilities of success for such an approach from a theoretical and empirical perspective. The theoretical analysis will reveal how much differentiation successful pricing schemes should exhibit, given that there are economic costs of price differentiation and problems of political implementation.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-TREN-3
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

NAPIER UNIVERSITY
Address
219 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Participants (12)

DEPARTMENT "IDRAULICA TRASPORTI E STRADE" - UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Via Eudossiana, 18
Rome
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSéES
France
Address
6 à 8 Avenue Blaise Pascal- Cit㩠Descartes
Champs Sur Marne
ECOPLAN - MüLLER, NEUENSCHWANDER, SOMMER, SUTER, WALTER; ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND POLICY CONSULTANCY
Switzerland
Address
Thunstrasse 22
Berne
INSTYTUT LOGISTYKI I MAGAZYNOWANIA
Poland
Address
Ul Estkowskiego 6
Poznan
ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI
Italy
Address
Via Flaminia, 21
Rome
SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOGSKOLE
Norway
Address
Strindveien 4
Trondheim
STICHTING ECONOMISCH EN SOCIAAL INSTITUUT VAN DE VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITäT DRESDEN (DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)
Germany
Address
Helmhotzstrasse 10
Dresden
TRT Trasporti e Territorio
Italy
Address
Via Rutilia 10/8
2041 Milano
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
Address
Facultad De Empresariales-mã³dulo D-campus De Tafira
Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU, FAKULTETA ZA GRADBENISTVO
Slovenia
Address
Smetanova 17
Maribor